Pasco regional gets interim chief executive
Phil Minden, who took the reins as CEO of Pasco Regional Medical Center less than two years ago, has been promoted to chief executive officer at Bartow Regional Medical Center. Health Management Associates, which owns both hospitals, has tapped Shauna McKinnon to serve as interim CEO of the Dade City hospital. McKinnon has been serving as chief operating officer at Spring Hill Regional Hospital, and before that was an associate administrator and interim chief nurse executive at Brooksville Regional Hospital. She earned an MBA with a concentration in health care administration from Baker College-Michigan campus, and holds a nursing degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She began serving as interim CEO of the 120-bed Pasco Regional Medical Center on Tuesday.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Join in cleanup of Hacienda Hotel
The community cleanup day at the Hacienda Hotel will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 5621 Main St. Residents are invited to roll up their sleeves and help fix up the historic building, which has sat vacant since 2006. The Hacienda drew visits from celebrity guests in the 1920s and remained a hotel for many years before becoming an assisted-living facility. Then the city purchased the property for a redevelopment effort that has yet to materialize. "2013 is a year of new opportunities, a fresh start, and a chance for our community to come together and celebrate the treasures in our city," said interim City Manager Susan Dillinger. "I can't think of a better place to start than the Hacienda Hotel." Volunteers should sign up by noon today by contacting Marilyn Mercado at mercadom@cityof newportrichey.org or (727) 853-1021.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Pet adoption fees are on Friendly Kia
Friendly Kia has launched a "Pre-Owned Pet Event" this month to reimburse the adoption fees for anyone who gets a pet from the Pasco County animal shelter in Land O'Lakes. Just bring your adoption receipt to the dealership at 5819 U.S. 19 to receive a reimbursement for any pet adopted in January. The county's pet adoption center at 19640 Dogpatch Lane in Land O'Lakes offers dogs for $35 and cats for $20 this month. All pets come with vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered. The animal shelter is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. For information, call Pasco County Animal Services at (813) 929-1212.
GOP chairman to address club
Local GOP chairman Randy Maggard will be the guest speaker at the Wesley Chapel Republican Club meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hyundai dealership, 27000 Wesley Chapel Blvd., 1 mile west of Interstate 75. The club, which meets on the second Thursday of each month, is open to Republican men and women who are interested in good government. For information contact Mike Moore at (813) 813-777-6171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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